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Seven dead in French Alps disasters on Bastille Day

Seven dead in French Alps disasters on Bastille Day

Seven people, including two paragliders, died in a series of accidents in the French Alps as the country celebrated its Bastille Day holiday, rescue services said Wednesday.

Nepal's Sherpa climbers to make rare winter ascent of Everest

Nepal's Sherpa climbers to make rare winter ascent of Everest

Four veteran Sherpa climbers left on Monday for Mount Everest on a mission to climb the world’s highest mountain in five days from the Nepali side, aiming to set a record ...

Two Indian climbers dead, Irishman missing in Nepal's Himalayas

Two Indian climbers dead, Irishman missing in Nepal's Himalayas

Two Indian climbers died and an Irish mountaineer is missing on the Himalayan peaks of Nepal, officials said on Friday, taking the number of climbers dead or missing this week to six ...

Cryptocurrency stunt on Everest linked to Sherpa death

Cryptocurrency stunt on Everest linked to Sherpa death

Lama Babu Sherpa has not been seen since May 14 and is presumed dead, Nepal-based Seven Summit Treks said.

Pakistan rescue teams spot French woman climber, no communication with Polish man

Pakistan rescue teams spot French woman climber, no communication with Polish man

Pakistan military helicopters circling the treacherous "Killer Mountain" were on Saturday able to spot a French woman climber who left behind her injured Polish partner to seek help, a senior official said, but neither was able to be rescued.

Five climbers die in 200-metre fall in Austrian Alps

Five climbers die in 200-metre fall in Austrian Alps

One of the six has been identified as a 34-year old man from the German state of Bavaria, and the rest of the team were also likely from Germany, rescue operations chief Martin Reichholf said.

Pakistan says  missing climbers presumed dead

Pakistan says missing climbers presumed dead

Two climbers missing on a treacherous peak in northern Pakistan known as "Killer Mountain" are now presumed dead and the rescue operation has been called off, officials said Saturday.

Bodies of Indian climbers who died on Everest recovered

Bodies of Indian climbers who died on Everest recovered

Rescuers have retrieved the body of an Indian climber who died on Mount Everest and airlifted it to Kathmandu on Sunday, along with those of two others who perished last year.

Four bodies discovered on Everest 'are from last year'

Four bodies discovered on Everest 'are from last year'

Nepali officials on Thursday said four bodies discovered on Everest were not new fatalities, correcting earlier statements.

Four climbers found dead, as Everest toll reaches 10

Four climbers found dead, as Everest toll reaches 10

The bodies of four climbers were found inside a tent on Everest, an expedition organiser said on Wednesday, taking the death toll on the world's highest peak this spring season to 10.

Three climbers die, one missing on Mount Everest

Three climbers die, one missing on Mount Everest

Three climbers died on Everest over the weekend and another is missing, officials confirmed on Monday, in one of the deadliest episodes on the peak since an avalanche swept through base camp and killed 18 two years ago.

British DJ hosts world's highest party on Everest

British DJ hosts world's highest party on Everest

Top British DJ Paul Oakenfold braved thinning air and freezing temperatures to host the "highest party on earth" at Everest base camp on Tuesday, playing to around 100 climbers -- all in full mountain gear.